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Independent school enrolments rise by 25%

21 December 2007

Independent school enrolments rise by 25%

Independent school enrolments increased by 28.68% between 2000 and 2007
with a further increase projected for 2008, said Joy Quigley, Executive Director
of Independent Schools of New Zealand.

Over the same period, state school rolls increased by 4.87% and state integrated
schools by 14.28%.

Overall, independent schools enrolled 4.1% of all school-aged students in
New Zealand in2007 which represents a steady annual increase from 3.4% in 2000.

Parents are increasingly choosing the best educational fit for their child and they
value the role played by independent schools in New Zealand, said Joy Quigley.

Joy Quigley
Executive Director
Independent Schools of New Zealand

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